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    Mini Schnauzer issues
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    An_246608 posted:
    I have a 12.5 week old mini schnauzer. For all intents and purposes he's a great puppy. However he has bitten me twice; once last week that broke the skin and bruised my hand and today after he was having some tummy trouble after his rabies vax.

    I am the one who takes care of him (cleans his poop up, feeds him etc). I am not as concerned about his biting because I think both times he was in pain (vax and busted lip from running into a coffee table)

    But my question comes from his rabies vax? Since he broke the skin today should I be worried that he had just had his first rabies vax?
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    rohvannyn responded:
    The rabies vaccination doesn't give the pet the disease, so personally I wouldn't be too worried.
     
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    srstephanie responded:
    Hi An_246608,

    Rohvannyn is correct. All Rabies vaccines for dogs are Killed Virus vaccines. That means that the Rabies in the vaccine is dead ... so it is not possible for it to cause any disease in your dog or you. Reactions that dogs get to the Rabies vaccine are caused by the stimulation of the immune system, and in some dogs there may be an allergic type of reaction. But there is no danger of you or your dog becoming infected with the Rabies virus.

    Hope that helps.

    Stephanie in Montreal


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